Red Sox Wrap: Hit Parade Helps Boston Claim Series Vs. Royals

Boston racked up 13 runs on 20 (!) hits


September 18

One day after being shut out by the Kansas City Royals, the Boston Red Sox returned to the diamond with a hit parade and earned a 13-3 victory at Fenway Park on Sunday.

Boston claimed the three-game series win against Kansas City and improved to 71-75. The Royals fell to 58-89 on the campaign.

Check out the full box score here.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora will be much happier with Boston’s approach at the plate Sunday after the group had combine for two runs in the previous two games. Boston racked up 20 hits in the contest with the top of lineup — Tommy Pham (3-for-4), Rafael Devers (4-for-6), Xander Bogaerts (2-for-4), J.D. Martinez (2-for-4) — all finishing with multiple hits. Every player who started the game for the Red Sox finished with at least one knock while seven finished with multiple.

Their 20 hits were one shy of a season high.

— In a game with so many good offensive performances, Devers was the best. The Red Sox third baseman finished with two RBIs to go along with his four hits, including a two-run single in the fifth which helped Boston extend its advantage to 7-3.

— Bogaerts continued his pursuit of the batting title with another two hits in four at-bats. Bogaerts added an RBI on a first-inning double and scored a run.

— Reese McGuire contributed three hits and two RBIs of his own including a run-scoring single in the third, which helped break the game open. McGuire added a RBI double in the sixth inning, as well.

The Red Sox eclipsed the Over 10 runs on their own with a monster offensive night. And in doing so, Boston treated Over bettors at DraftKings Sportsbook to an easy payout with -110 odds.

The Red Sox return to the diamond Tuesday as they open a two-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. First pitch is scheduled 6:40 p.m. ET after an hour of pregame coverage on NESN.

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